Sunday, May 8, 2011
Back in the Saddle
April Goettle of Lyons, Nebraska, is the daughter of a cowboy and a rodeo rider. This is one of two photos of her parents together.
"This photo was taken in Montana when I was maybe 2 or 3? probably in 1976 or so. A family member found me through Facebook and e-mailed the photo to me. My mom, Kathy, and dad, John, were only married a short time, and I only have one photo other than this of them together, so this was a special gem.
"My mom epitomizes a Montana woman- she's an avid horsewoman and was a top rodeo rider in high-school and college. She was also a great seamstress- she learned from my great-grandmother, who made everything, even her own stockings! My guess is she made both of our dresses in this photo, as well as my dad's western snap shirt. After seeing this photo for the first time, I understand why I love saddle shoes! I love that without trying my mom is the focus of this photo..."